I love this game, I really do. It is a fantastic console racing game. Its got just enough realism but not too much that it becomes a chore.
That being said, my god how can they keep releasing games with game breaking glitches? I'm not the only one experiencing this issue from what I've read. The game frequently freezes up in the middle of a race for a second or two at a time. A second or two of freezing would be a minor glitch in most other games, but when you're racing at 200MPH and your screen suddenly freezes up right before you're easing on the brakes to go into a turn, ITS A SERIOUS GLITCH.
Even with the freezing issue I rate this game an 8. If they fix the freezing it'll go to 9. It just amazes me though that something with a bug that bad made it into release.